[Openmp-dev] [cfe-dev] [RFC] Deprecate email code reviews in favor of Phabricator

Roman Lebedev via Openmp-dev openmp-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon May 3 11:54:17 PDT 2021

Strong, effectively blocking, -1 to shutting down -commits lists,
or affecting their current behaviour in any way.

The only thing i think you want to change is to codify that all new patches
should be submitted to review via phabricator.


On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 9:36 PM Martin Storsjö via cfe-dev
<cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 3 May 2021, Krzysztof Parzyszek via cfe-dev wrote:
> > Potential future direction:
> >
> > This section presents a potential future evolution of the review process.
> > Christian has conducted experiments suggesting that we can replace the
> > XXX-commits mailing lists with notifications directly from Phabricator:
> >
> >  *  For each of the mailing lists, we create a "project" with the same name
> >     in Phabricator, e.g. [5]. Every Phabricator user can join/leave these
> >     projects on their own.
> >  *  Everyone on these projects will receive the same email notifications
> >     from Phabricator as we have on the mailing lists. This is configured via
> >     "Herald" rules in Phabricator, as today, e.g. [7].
> >  *  Users can reply to these email notifications and Phabricator will
> >     incorporate these responses with their email client, see [6] for some
> >     example emails. Quoting and markup is supported as well.
> >  *  We do NOT migrate the membership lists. Users need to sign up to the
> >     projects manually. We will send an email with instructions to the
> >     mailing lists once everything is set up.
> >  *  The current XXX-commits mailing lists will be shut down
> I don't mind formalizing that reviews are done on phabricator only.
> However following projects that way would, most probably, have one
> quite notable drawback compared with the current mailing list based
> approach:
> Right now, it's easy to distinguish between mails requiring different
> levels of attention; ones with me in the To or CC fields are more visible
> and I try to read all of them. I have personal Herald rules that CC me on
> topics that I track. But I also browse the rest of the mails (quickly
> glancing usually only) for other topics I might be interested in.
> My suspicion is that if the mail delivery is in the form of a personal
> subscription directly from Phabricator, it becomes much harder to
> distinguish mails that stem from just following a project as a whole, vs
> ones where I'm specifically CCd.
> On the other hand I guess there can be other ways of filtering the mails
> do distinguish between those cases, so maybe it would be manageable?
> // Martin
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